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Spatial Patterns of Sex Ratio with Reference to Jammu and Kashmir:2001-2011


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The present paper reveals the district wise sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir State during 2001-2011. Since the beginning of this century, the sex ratio in the total population has long been low in Jammu and Kashmir. The provisional data in 2011 census showed that the overall sex ratio came down to 883 females per 1000 males against 892 females per 1000 males in 2001. Gender equality continues to remain a dream to the territory of Jammu and Kashmir where the child sex ratio i.e. 0-6 years of age and overall sex ratio have declined sharply between 2001 and 2011. The spatial pattern of sex ratio at the macro, meso and micro-levels reveals a high degree of variation. Decline in sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir varies considerably from one region to another. Rapid decline in sex ratio is a serious issue which is due to the proving preponderance of males over females at birth which could be attributed to the female foeticide.

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Sex Ratio, Male-Female, Fertility, Mortality.
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Poonam Bharti
Department of Geography, Punjabi University, Patiala, Punjab, India

Abstract


The present paper reveals the district wise sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir State during 2001-2011. Since the beginning of this century, the sex ratio in the total population has long been low in Jammu and Kashmir. The provisional data in 2011 census showed that the overall sex ratio came down to 883 females per 1000 males against 892 females per 1000 males in 2001. Gender equality continues to remain a dream to the territory of Jammu and Kashmir where the child sex ratio i.e. 0-6 years of age and overall sex ratio have declined sharply between 2001 and 2011. The spatial pattern of sex ratio at the macro, meso and micro-levels reveals a high degree of variation. Decline in sex ratio in Jammu and Kashmir varies considerably from one region to another. Rapid decline in sex ratio is a serious issue which is due to the proving preponderance of males over females at birth which could be attributed to the female foeticide.

Keywords


Sex Ratio, Male-Female, Fertility, Mortality.